Moving from Tamsulosin to Cialis

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Fed up with the side effects of Tamsulosin so my doctor has agreed to stop that and go on to Cialis 5mg daily. Some concern that it won't be as effective as the Tamsulosin. Has anybody done this switch and if so what was the outcome?

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    Was on flomax for years and for three years on 2 a day.. I presently take 5mg of Cialis and it does not work as well as flomax, but does have some positive effect in my case. Had a PAE procedure years ago and it allowed me get off Flomax. Have not taken any flomax for over 3.5 years. Give it a try .. some report no help and others indicated positive effect.

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    consider Alfuzosin, from the same group as Flomax, but works with much less side effects, like retro

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    I have tried to switched and it did not work for me. I was on Tamsulosin 2mg per day and I did not have any RE or negative effects, but over time Tamsulosin stopped being as effective. I have tried 2x 2mg Tamsulosin , but started to have some RE issue and in general lower libido. Then I tried Cialis but it could not provide the same flow by itself. What I am experimenting at the moment is a combination 2mg Tamsulosin in the evening and 5mg in the morning and it seem to work. Tamsulosin helps with the flow and Cialis removes some of the dreaded negative effects of Tamsulosin .

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      Hi Nick

      Just a bit puzzled by you stating that have been on doses of Tamsulosin of between 2mg and 7mg in total over 24hrs.

      I'm on Tamsulosin and take one capsule per day which contains 0.4mg of active drug. I understand that the maximum daily dose recommended is 0.8mg (1 capsule in morning and 1 at night).

      Can you clarify if I've got it wrong or not

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      yap, it is a typo, you can add "0" in front of the dose for Tamsulosin, so it is 0.2 and 0.4mg . My initial dose was 0.2mg. I tried 0.4 mg . I am currently taking 0.2mg of Tamsulosin and 5mg of Cialis.

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      Dosages of Alpha Blockers continues to be an issue for me as I try to come to grips with my 5 years of post RP complications.

      I was prescribed Alpha Blockers up to 4mg a day (Flomaxtra then Prazosin) 2006 to 2015 for BPH. Urologists accepted the drug would generally need an increase above 4mg a day beyond 2 years but no one had done the research. When I asked for an increase I was prescribed Duodart (Dutasteride 500mcg + Tamsulosin 400mcg) a day on top of 4mg Prazosin 2013/14. Somehow they had doubled the alpha blocker without research that they had refused to prescribe through any increase in Prazosin. I thought the 400mcg equaled 4mg without any 0.4. I expect 0.4mg = 4 tenths of a milligram. Does anyone know the current maximum researched Alpha Blocker dose in mg. Barrie Heslop

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    Years of Tamsulosin left me with RE and caused nasal congestion as well as just feeling over medicated. I took it in the morning and my uro added Cialis 5mg in the evenings. At the beginning of December last year I stopped Tamsulosin as I had reached the limit of what I could deal with. My doctor suggested I try and find a good Canadian pharmacy to get generic Cialis cheaper. I did and after getting a prescription I ordered 20mg pills and cut them in half using 10mg per day. Works great, all my side effects from Tamsulosin have gone away except for RE, I still suffer from BPH and am headed for HoLEP in the near future. As a side note I get 88 Tadalafil tablets for less than $40 delivered in the mail.

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      Late to this thread... but if you still cover... I just got a prescription for Tadalafil and it is covered by insurance... they will not cover it for ED... but WILL cover it for BPH.

      BTW: Tried Terazosin (Hytrin) 1mg and had some REALLY bad side effects... though it worked... shortly after that, went on CIC... couldn't hardly pee anymore at all... I am sort of hoping that the generic Cialis will reduce the cathing... if nothing else, will improve my libido and erection strength (I hope!) 63 yrs old, in good shape...

      Odd that none of the three uroDocs I have seen recommended it for BPH when I still could pee, though a very mediocre flow... I have had retention issues wince I was 25 or so... so I am thinking it may not even be my prostate... dang Docs re only semi-competent these days...

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    Does the Cialis improve erectile function?

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      Dramatically... but beware... I had some bad side effects... super rapid and irregular heart beat... might be interactions from other stuff... but be careful. It worked great for erections and I started with a half dose! I no longer take it... sides were too much... but I am very sensitive to everything...

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    I'm fed up with the tamsulosin side effects especially the lowered sex drive and retro ejaculations.

    Is Cialis licensed / prescribed for BPH in the UK?

    If so, is it worth a try?

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